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Comparative Communication Research

A Study of the Conceptual, Methodological, and Social Challenges of International Collaborative Studies in Communication Science

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Comparative research has gained enormous popularity in communication and media studies in the last two decades and is increasingly conducted in international research teams. Collaboration with scholars from different countries brings many advantages, but it is also prone to conflict. Sophia Charlotte Volk presents the first systematic reflection on the conceptual, methodological, and social challenges of international collaborative and comparative studies in communication science. A systematic review of comparative studies and expert interviews with communication scholars shed light on how challenges manifest themselves empirically and what solutions have proven to be appropriate. The book proposes a phase model of collaborative and comparative research that can serve as a guide for scholars on what conditions should be created for productive collaboration in temporary research projects.

About the author 
Dr. Sophia Charlotte Volk is a Senior Research and Teaching Associate at the Department of Science Communication at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She received her doctorate from Leipzig University, Germany. In addition to international comparative research and team science, her research and teaching interests include strategic science communication, digital corporate communication, media management, evaluation and impact measurement of organizational communication.

Keywords

  • Comparative communication research
  • Comparative method
  • Communication and media studies
  • Team science
  • International research collaboration
  • Science studies

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    Sophia Charlotte Volk

About the author

Dr. Sophia Charlotte Volk is a Senior Research and Teaching Associate at the Department of Science Communication at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She received her doctorate from Leipzig University, Germany. In addition to international comparative research and team science, her research and teaching interests include strategic science communication, digital corporate communication, media management, evaluation and impact measurement of organizational communication.

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  • ISBN: 978-3-658-36228-7
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Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)